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4:13 AM , 3 Comments

I've been expecting a nice big box on my doorstep any day and it finally arrived today!
(Well, actually, there was a ticket in my door when I got home from a morning at work telling me I had to go collect the box as I wasn't home when the courier called.)

So, with the help of LittleMiss we emptied the contents, ticking off against my order notes, and then piled it all up for a quick photo.

It would be very nice if it was all mine, but it's not.  There was a sale on at Bendigo Woollen Mills over the ditch in Australia and to save postage two of my SIL's, a friend and I went in together with a very big order.  There were 49 in total 200g balls of wool and cotton in various shades of purples, pinks, blues and greens (and a few neutrals too).

And I now know when you have to pay customs and GST charges for an international parcel and how much that all is... let's just say that our savings on postage was cancelled out by the GST and customs charge.

Every single one of the yarns I ordered is intended to be a prototype for one of the new designs I have floating around in my head or sketched in my notebook.

And in other news, my next design, Clara, is nearing the finishing stages of testing and I'm hoping to have it up by the beginning of December!  So all those Southern Hemisphere knitters will have it available this Summer.


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4:39 AM , 0 Comments

It's taken ages to get here, but here it is!

My first for sale pattern.

Are you one of those people that has almost-finished projects just waiting to have collar stitches picked up and worked then it can be worn? (not to mention the sewing of seams!)  I definitely am.

So when a friend had twin boys and I offered to knit her a pair of winter jerseys for them, I decided that I was not going to have an almost-finished jerseys waiting to be out-grown before being gifted just because I didn't get around to picking up stitches to knit the collar.  So I designed a pattern where you knit the collar first and then work the rest of the jersey from there.

Elisaac is a loose fit, v-neck jersey that is knitted in one piece starting from the collar and worked down.  The thick and thin stripe pattern is written into the instructions or can be ignored for a solid-colour body.

Pattern Details:

Approx age/chest measurement
3mth 40.5cm/16"
6mth 43cm/17"
9mth 45.5cm/18"
12mth 48cm/19"
18mth 50.5cm/20"
2yrs 53cm/21"
3yrs 56cm/22"
4yrs 58.5cm/23"
5yrs 61cm/24"
6yrs 63.5cm/25"
7yrs 65.5cm/25.75"
8yrs 67cm/26.5"
9yrs 69cm/27.25"
10yrs 71cm/28"

Yarn Requirements:
8ply/DK yarn in three colours
Contrast (hems/bands): 45-160m/50-180yds
Main (thick) Stripe: 120-520m/135-580yds
Contrast (thin) Stripe: 45-280m/50-310yds

22sts x 30rows on size 6/4.00mm needles over 10cm/4" in stocking stitch

Purchasing details:
Price:   USD$6
Purchases are made via paypal and a downloadable pdf link will be emailed.


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